Thursday, May 28, 2015

Host a Paw Patrol Birthday Party

My daughter is huge fan of the Paw Patrols and the only thing she's been asking for is a Paw Patrol Birthday Party.  She was asking for that 6 months before her actual birthday!
I love to plan themed parties so I was happy to oblige.
I've been working overtime for months now, so I tried to keep it as simple as possible, while still making it fun for her. 
I always start with centerpieces because they're the easiest things to set your theme.
I googled each Paw Patrol Character and printed them on photo paper, then I taped them to kabob sticks.  I placed the sticks in mason jars filled with shredded color paper.  You could fill them with tissue paper as well.
Next, I visited Dollar Tree to stock up on plates and napkins, and of course I looked for anything puppy themed.  These doggy bowls were perfect for snacks!  And I used the small jar for Scooby snacks. 
Some of the kids thought they were real dog treats, it was funny to see their faces when people ate the "treats".
Let's not forget about Birthday Invitations!  I made my own Paw Patrol Birthday Invitation using Hp Photo Creations from Myprintly.  They were easy to make and I printed them at home on photo paper so no shipping cost or wait. 
I used an old frame and printed this funny sign for the food table. 
I put Whoppers in the puppy bowl to make it look like dog food.
The dog treat jar has Scooby Snacks in it.
The Chocolate Covered Oreo Paws were a big hit, and they were very easy to make. 
I used good quality white chocolate, melted it and covered the oreos.  I let it set in the fridge a few minutes, then I melted milk chocolate, put it in a Ziploc bag, cut the corner and traced the paws on the cookies.  I decided to experiment with letters and numbers, and it worked too.
This was the sweets table.
Of course you have to have a beverage station.
I bought plain red and blue cups and printed the Paw Patrol signs from the Nick Jr. Site HereThey were great to keep track of who's cup was who's.
They have other great printable, including invitations.
Finally, kids are always looking for their party favor on the way out.  I loved the Adopt a Puppy idea I saw on pinterest, so I recreated it.
I found small stuffed animals 90% off after valentines, so I stocked up, cut off the red bows that were them, and they were perfect for our adoption bin. 
I printed a little thank you note on sticker labels and put them on cardboard paper.  Then I attached them with ribbon to each puppy to personalize them.

Here's a bonus picture of the smiling birthday kid!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Kids Are Making Dinner Tonight with Family Finest Make-N-Bake Pizzas

Disclosure: I received a free coupon for a Family Finest products in exchange for a review.  However, all opinions are 100% mine.

My kids love to be involved with dinner but it's not always easy to keep things stress free with five people in the kitchen.
We found the Make-N-Bake Pizza kit from Family Finest at Walmart for around $5, which I thought was very affordable.
It comes with enough to make 4 individual pizzas.
It was so easy to set each kid up with their ingredients, and let them create their own pizza.  One kids wanted the pepperoni covered by cheese, and another one wanted to make a smile with theirs.
Once they were done creating, we popped them in the oven and dinner was served.
I love that we were able to spend some family time together while making our pizzas, and it made dinner plans much easier on me.
Don't forget to check out the Family Finest Facebook page and Save $1 on your own Make-N-Bake Pizza kit!
Make sure to check out the other great products from Family Finest.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Home Style Challenge with Renuzit Pearl Scents #DesignYourAir + Giveaway

I was challenged by Renuzit Pearl Scents to spruce up a small area of my home! 
I took the challenge and decided to spruce up my "office" area i.e. the desk in my bedroom.
To help with the challenge, they sent me a gift card to Marshalls, T-J-Maxx or HomeGoods and some Renuzit Pearl Scents to bring that area smelling fresh.
I found all kinds of goodies at Marshalls!  I loved being able to buy whatever I wanted for my desk.  Usually my purchases are always for the kids, so I definitely felt spoiled.
I'm embarrassed to admit how much help my desk actually needed, but now that it's done, I feel so good.  My Renuzit Pearl Scents fit in perfectly with the rest of the stuff on the desk and it smells amazing.
Check out my full review of the Renuzit Pearl Scents and find out how well they can fit in with your home décor. 
Now, I can actually work from my desk.  The clutter is gone, I feel so organized.
I love my new decors and accents.  I'm not very good at keeping indoor plants alive so the fake orchid was a great choice, and I love the message on my new wall sign. 
Next I tackled the desk drawer.  I bought a desk organizer and things are much easier to find now.
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Disclosure: The Renuzit brand provided me with a sample of Renuzit Pearls Scents, as well as a gift card in exchange for a review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Easy & Healthy Grape Slushie #ZeviaLife #TheNewSweet

Summer is around the corner and I love finding new refreshing drinks to serve to my family.
My kids love the idea of drinking soda, but I'm not a fan of that.  However, I do let them drink Zevia Soda once in a while.  Zevia has zero calories, no sugar and no artificial sweeteners so I feel it's a good treat for them to have.
With the Florida heat, a very cold drink is always welcomed especially when the kids play outside all day.  My kids love slushies, but I didn't want to water down the drinks with ice cubes, so I decided to try making the slushies in the ice cream maker.
It was so easy to make!  Just simply use three cans of your favorite soda, I used Zevia Grape.  Pour the cans in your ice cream maker while it's on, and let it do the work for 20 minutes.
There you have it, an Ice Cold Slushie that didn't get watered down with ice!
It was huge hit with the kids!  And a perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day!
Disclosure:  I received Zevia product in order to write this post, however all opinions are 100% my own.

Renuzit Pearl Scents: What's Your Pearlsonaltity? Review + Giveaway #DesignYourAir

Your air freshener doesn't have to clash with your home decorations anymore.  Renuzit Pearl Scents are designed to accent and highlight your home décor as well as provide long-lasting freshness.
I decided to put my Pearl Scents on a shelf inside my bedroom.  I used the Blue Sky Breeze which smells amazing.  The scent is not too overpowering, but enough that you notice it when in the area. 
The silver top and blue package blend in with the frames and pictures on my shelf so well that I don't even notice it there.
Renuzit Pearl Scents come in 5 different scents and colors:
  • Pure Breeze (Blue jar)        
  • After the Rain (Green jar)         
  • Tranquil (Light Blue jar)     
  • Serenity (Purple jar)    
  • Seductive Pineapple (Yellow jar)
I love the different colors that the Pearl Scent come in to accommodate different decors in my home.   So far, I've smelled three of the scent and they all smell great, I've even had compliments on how nice my home smelled.
If you have boys, you know their rooms don't always smell like roses. 
Therefore, I found a great spot to sneak in a Pearl Scents on their shelf, and their bedroom has smelled so fresh ever since.  They may not notice but it has been very pleasant for me when I have to go in there.
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Disclosure:  The Renuzit brand provided me with a sample of Renuzit Pearl Scents in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mom's Deserve it! Celebrate National Mom's Night Out #NMNO15 #MomsNightOut

I received free products in order to host the National Mom's Nite Out Party.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

May 7th was National Mom's Night Out, did you celebrate?
Thanks to the generosity of MomSelect, I was able to gather several moms and plan a fun night out.
 We decided to meet at a local café that way no one had to worry about cooking, baking or cleaning their house for guests. 
We started the night with our MyPrintly photobooth props, a great ice breaker.
Our party kit included tons of goodies.  If you haven't watch the Mom's Night Out movie, you have to watch it right away.  It's hilarious and I love it just as much every time I see it.  Since I already had the movie, I gave this copy away to happy mom.
Decorating wine glasses is great craft activity moms can do together. 
Make sure to check out the free printable wine glass tags from Myprintly.
We enjoyed delicious milkshakes and a good games of cards with our Bicycle Cocktail Party playing cards we received as gifts.
Thanks to our awesome sponsors MyPrintly, Bicycle, and Mom's Night Out Movie, everyone went home with awesome gifts. 
I've already put to use the HP photo paper for Mother's Day cards.

MorphCostumes: Racer Kid Morphsuit ~ Review ~

Disclosure: I received a free Morphsuit in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.

Whether in person or on T.V you've seen MorphCostumes around in recent years.  They've become a great hit for adult costumes, and now they come in kids sizes!
Morphsuits wants to take dressing up to whole other level.  So different from ordinary costumes, wait until you see the reaction you get when you head out in one of these.
 My son picked the Racer kid Morphsuit.  He was so excited to try it on.  The Morphsuit is made of really good quality, not at all the flimsy costumes you find at the stores.  It was very easy to put on. 

I was worried he'd feel unable to breath under it, but he said he could breath just fine, and he wasn't too hot in the Florida heat.

Made with their 'four way super stretch' spandex it was very comfortable. He was able to play outside with it, and even get on the swings. 
I love that kids don't have to feel stuck in a costume.  And my son was most excited about people having to guess who he is.
You can find a large collection for Morphsuits for kids on their website.  There's a little something for everyone.  Personally, I loved their Tuxedo one.
The prices are very reasonable compared to the average price of costumes.
The racer Morphsuit was $31.49.  A lot of the Kids Morphsuits are prices $29.99 or higher.

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